04/5-9 Spring Break Skate
04/17 Safe Assured @ YMCA
05/22 Car Show Fundraiser
06/17 Golf Outing fundraiser
77 Optimists & 6 guests attended our meeting: Keegan Tom guest of Angie Tom; Rick Kerlin guest of Lyle Enyeart; Mark Dobson guest of Trina Hoy; Tony Ciriello guest of Sam Whitaker; John Davis & Robert Davis guests of Henry Church.
Door Greeter: Troy Tom.
Prayer was offered by Jim Kessler.
Pledge was given to the American Flag.
Promise yourself was said in unison.
Birthday Honoree: Marvin Miller. Martin Becker led us with T I G E R results.
Mystery Person John Barrett reported 5 people shook his hand.
Prayer List: Merl Heckaman’s family at the unex-pected passing of his granddaughter, Josie. John Elli-ott’s recovery from hip surgery. Daniel Elliott’s con-tinued recovery.
Membership: Everett Nifong read Tony Ciriello’s & Rick Kerlin’s 2nd readings. Past Lt Gov Mary Ellen Jordan inducted Cathy Mullett & Amanda Fleming. Trina Hoy sponsored Cathy, Angie Tom sponsored Amanda, Sam Whitaker sponsored Tony, & Lyle En-yeart sponsored Rick.
Sherriff Bill Landrigan: It was good to see Nancy Boston, Past Gov. Ron Donkers, & Ron Chambers.
Email Trace Hansen at Tracesk8s@yahoo.com to vol-unteer for our Safe Assured ID 4/17 from 9am to 2pm at the YMCA. Shifts are available. ALSO, Trace needs additional members for the Safe Assured ID committee.
Spring Break Skate: Call Trace Hansen to help hand out tickets. Tickets will be handed out next Monday & Tuesday.
Quiz Bowl results: Team leader Past Pres. George Brennan & proctor Joel Wihebrink remembered how we did not win. It sounds like a good time was had by all. George thanked our team members & those who proctored.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Lyle Enyeart collected several happy dollars. Warsaw is going to the state finals! Coach Doug Ogle reported our guys are focused. Coach also thanked the community, W.H.S. students & administrators for their support. Troy Akers re-ported 4 of our high school girls will sing before the 3A game. Dr. Steve Hollar announced Al Rhodes, Jeff Grose, & Gene Butts will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Saturday. Also a parade of all the past championship teams will be between 3pm & 5pm in downtown Indy. Trace Han-sen reported the game will be on his big screen at the skating rink for those who can not go to Indy. Trace bought a skating rink in Elkhart & John Burtoft put the games in it. Everett Nifong’s son placed 2nd in a golf tournament. Keegan Tom sold cookie dough, This year he did not offer to have Angie bake them before delivery. Angie Tom is proud of Keegan’s straight A report card.
50/50: This week Judge Joe Sutton contributed his winnings of $37 to our scholarship in honor of our friend Bill Hilliard.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Lt Scott Bailey – Army
Program: John Davis has written Outdoor Scene for the Times-Union since 1980. John had some inter-esting information. Polls show 80% of respondents believe it is important for people to have the ability to concealed carry. Eighty-five percent of respondents believe in a right for citizens to have firearms for law-ful purposes. Women are picking up guns at an in-creased rate. Last November the Federal Govern-ment did over 1.2 million gun checks.
Our Indiana DNR has done a great job with our fish-ery management and bringing turkeys back to Indi-ana.
John reminded us of a widow’s choice of the obituary for her husband, ―Matt is dead, boat for sale.‖
Next Week: Past Gov. Ron Donkers